Policewoman. This is what happened.
with a friend Maduka Benson after my NYSC clearance our vehicle (Honda accord)
entered a hole which pulled part of the car bumper. The policewoman standing in
front controlling the traffic kept shouting at us. And so Maduka who was driving,
tried to explain to her that the car bumper was stuck, but she insisted that we
should get out of the way. A man told my friend not to move, warning that if he
did, the entire bumper would be ripped from the car. He then crossed over to
our side of the road, and helped us fix the bumper so we could move on.
facing where I was sitting and shouted in broken English “SEE AS YOU FAT LIKE
MUMU FULL THE MOTOR.” My friend and I came out from the car asking the woman
what we had done wrong to be insulted in that manner.
uniform at the time, so I walked towards her. Surprisingly, she pushed me back
and pulled out her weapon (a baton) and hit me on my face three times.
hit parts of my face which resulted in instant bleeding. I bled for a long time
while searching for the woman until I clearly heard her colleagues telling her
to run and hide.
policewomen suddenly surfaced at the scene and one of them started calling my
friend an armed robber for no reason. We asked them which station they were
from, but they refused to tell us.
traffic, in order to force the police woman to reveal what police station they
were from. Finally, one of the female police officers told us that they were
from Makinde police station, in Mafoluku, Oshodi.
scene telling us to get back inside our car so we could go to Makinde police
station. A police man sat at the back seat in our car, while the rest remained
in their vehicle , driving in front of us to Makinde police station.
officer (S.O) – but they said he wasn’t around. My friend and I tried to explain
the situation to the two policewomen we met at the station. Suddenly, one of
them started telling my friend to reduce his voice, saying that we should keep
the incident a secret.
assaulted, approached us and told us
that his boss, who is a female, would like to see us in her office. When we got to the office,
she summoned the policewoman that assaulted me over the phone and also called
another police man named David to investigate the matter.
for questioning. Their boss proceeded to ask her to explain what had happened.
The policewoman then began to lie, saying that Maduka and I had beat her up,
and that we took her police cap and removed buttons from her uniform.
was lying. And so she ordered David to put Justina in a police cell. Afterwards
we write wrote our statements.
numbers and promised to call us when they need us. We agreed and left the
because she may have been brutalizing others and getting away with it. We want her to face the consequences of her